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-More is Caught Than Taught!

Posted by Scott on August 20, 2007

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In a world that views formal education on all levels as the end all of everything brings to mind a great quote that rings with even more truth today than ever before is, “More is caught than is taught”…by Dr. Howard Hendricks of Dallas Theological Seminary.

What that means is that we as parents and/or mentors will do more of our teaching by the life we live as others observe our life rather than the books we teach from other than God’s word.  For example, if you want the kids to learn about responsible money management, then we as the parents must live that out before them as best we can.  If the kids see us watching trash on TV, then I will guarantee you the kids will not see anything wrong with watching even worse trash.  A question of great importance is do the kids see us dads praying by ourselves ever or reading our Bible?   I think we all get the drift here. 

So, we as dads and/or mentors, especially,  need to remember that as we go throughout our day those little ears are listening and those little eyes are watching our every move, so, let’s make sure they catch us showing them the right way to live.

Jesus said regarding the children,  “…for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.”

-Scott Bailey (C) 2007

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